Student-Athlete Graduation Success Rate Highest in Nation


Read the full story, published 11/6/13 by Dartmouth Athletics.

Dartmouth’s 99 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is the highest in the nation among NCAA Division I institutions, according to data released by the NCAA. This is the second year in a row that Dartmouth has held the No. 1 position. This year, Dartmouth shares the top spot with Brown University and the University of Notre Dame.

Dartmouth's success

For the second year in a row, Dartmouth’s Graduation Success Rate leads the nation.

“Our student-athletes’ academic efforts are nothing short of amazing,” says Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy. “Their ability to balance the rigors of a Dartmouth undergraduate education and a championship-driven Division I athletic experience is outstanding. Dartmouth students benefit from high engagement from our faculty, deans, and campus colleagues. This approach to student success defines comprehensive excellence.”

The most recent GSR data track the academic performance of student-athletes who began college in 2006. The GSR measures the graduation rate of student-athletes within a six-year period from the date of first-time college enrollment.

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